Vectorworks Upgrades & Updates

Updating your Vectorworks software

As of Vectorworks 2019 all Vectorworks updates are automatically downloaded and installed via the dedicated Vectorworks Updater app. It can be opened using the ‘Check for Updates’ command located in the Help menu in Vectorworks on Windows, or the Vectorworks menu on Mac. 

Opening this application manually might sometimes be necessary. To do so Mac users will find it in the Vectorworks application folder and Windows users will find it in a dedicated folder of the same name in the Vectorworks program folder. 

Do you own a copy of Vectorworks?

From Sept 15th 2016, only licences less than 4 years old will attract discounts on upgrade.

This means if you own a copy of Vectorworks 2015, 2016 or 2017 we will upgrade you to Vectorworks 2018. All other licence users will be provided with the latest Vectorworks version with appropriate “special” offers.

Please contact us for your personalised upgrade pricing or replacement licence.

Update Vectorworks 2018 Service Pack 6

 

These downloads will update all New Zealand Vectorworks 2018 products (Designer, Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Machine Design, Fundamentals, and Renderworks) to version SP6. If you are currently using a version of Vectorworks prior to 2018, you must first install version 2018 and then update it to 2018 SP6 using this updater.

Vectorworks 2018 SP6 must be applied using this downloadable updater. You cannot install this update by installing with a prior version DVD and requesting that it check for updates.

Make sure your Macintosh executable is named “Vectorworks 2018” (if your Finder is configured to show application file extensions, your file name will display as “Vectorworks 2018.app”)

Make sure your Windows executable is named “Vectorworks 2018” (if Windows is configured to show application file extensions, your file name will display as “Vectorworks 2018.exe”).

For Windows users it is important that you decompress the zip file in the following manner: Right click the zip archive you download from this page, and select “Extract All”. Do not simply drag the files to your desktop while browsing the archive, or the update will fail.

This updater will ask for the current location of your Vectorworks installation and will update it in place. It modifies only files which were originally installed with the product and leaves other files untouched. If you have customised Vectorworks since installing, you should make a backup prior to installing the 2018 SP6 update.

 

Download Instructions

Step 1

Determine if you have the correct version for updating. See the exceptions mentioned above.

If you do not have version 2018, or unsure that your update will work, please contact us.

Step 2
Download the appropriate updater listed below. Depending on your platform, you may need to unzip files or mount a disk image.

Step 3
Quit Vectorworks and all other running applications including your web browser.

Step 4
To install, run the updater application and follow onscreen instructions. You must remain connected to the Internet during the entire update process. You may be asked to identify which copy of Vectorworks you want to update to SP6.

Step 5
Launch the Vectorworks application you have updated and choose ‘Check for Updates’ again to ensure you are up to date. [Please note that running the updater downloaded in step 2 a second time does not accomplish this goal and is unnecessary.]

2018 SP6
Updater for Macintosh – 1600 MB
MD5: 84b1c99192db61d0022e1c214b8de164
2018 SP6
Updater for Windows – 1500 MB
MD5: fc5edb9124ea5315d78f3533b4640a17

 

Update Vectorworks 2017 Service Pack 4


These downloads will update all New Zealand Vectorworks 2017 products (Designer, Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Machine Design, Fundamentals, and Renderworks) to version SP4. If you are currently using a version of Vectorworks prior to 2017, you must first install version 2017 and then update it to 2017 SP4 using this updater.

Vectorworks 2017 SP4 must be applied using this downloadable updater. You cannot install this update by installing with a prior version DVD and requesting that it check for updates.

Make sure your Macintosh executable is named “Vectorworks 2017” (if your Finder is configured to show application file extensions, your file name will display as “Vectorworks 2017.app”)

Make sure your Windows executable is named “Vectorworks 2017” (if Windows is configured to show application file extensions, your file name will display as “Vectorworks 2017.exe”).

For Windows users it is important that you decompress the zip file in the following manner: Right click the zip archive you download from this page, and select “Extract All”. Do not simply drag the files to your desktop while browsing the archive, or the update will fail.

This updater will ask for the current location of your Vectorworks installation and will update it in place. It modifies only files which were originally installed with the product and leaves other files untouched. If you have customized Vectorworks since installing, you should make a backup prior to installing the 2017 SP4 update.

To learn more about the fixes and improvements in the 2017 SP4 updater, please visit this page.

Download Instructions

Step 1
Determine if you have the correct version for updating. See the exceptions mentioned above.

If you do not have version 2017, or are not sure that your update will work, please contact us.

Step 2
Download the appropriate updater listed below. Depending on your platform, you may need to unzip files or mount a disk image.

Step 3
Quit Vectorworks and all other running applications including your web browser.

Step 4
To install, run the updater application and follow onscreen instructions. You must remain connected to the Internet during the entire update process. You may be asked to identify which copy of Vectorworks you want to update to SP4.

Step 5
Launch the Vectorworks application you have updated and choose ‘Check for Updates’ again to ensure you are up to date. [Please note that running the updater downloaded in step 2 a second time does not accomplish this goal and is unnecessary.]

2017 SP4
Updater for Macintosh – 2300 MB
MD5: 535bec6d207648c3dd18c48ee0f0d10e
2017 SP4
Updater for Windows – 2400 MB
MD5: 69ca66fe4ce9f97c65afede3d632873b

 


Update Vectorworks 2016 Service Pack 4


These downloads will update Vectorworks 2016 products (Designer, Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Machine Design, Fundamentals, and Renderworks) to version 2016 SP4. If you are currently using a version of Vectorworks prior to 2016, you must first install version 2016 and then update it to 2016 SP4 using this updater.

Vectorworks 2016 SP4 must be applied using this downloadable updater. You cannot install this update by installing with a prior version DVD and requesting that it check for updates.

Make sure your Macintosh executable is named “Vectorworks 2016” (if your Finder is configured to show application file extensions, your file name will display as “Vectorworks 2016.app”).

Make sure your Windows executable is named “Vectorworks2016” (if Windows is configured to show application file extensions, your file name will display as “Vectorworks2016.exe”).

For Windows users it is important that you decompress the zip file in the following manner: Right click the zip archive you download from this page, and select ‘Extract All.’ Do not simply drag the files to your desktop while browsing the archive, or the update will fail.

This updater will ask for the current location of your Vectorworks installation and will update it in place. It modifies only files which were originally installed with the product and leaves other files untouched. If you have customized Vectorworks since installing, you should make a backup prior to installing the 2016 SP4 update.

To learn more about the fixes and improvements in the 2016 SP4 updater, please visit this page.

Download Instructions
Step 1
Determine if you have the correct version for updating. See the exceptions mentioned above.

If you do not have version 2016, or are not sure that your update will work, please contact us.

Step 2
Download the appropriate updater listed below. Depending on your platform, you may need to unzip files or mount a disk image.

Step 3
Quit Vectorworks and all other running applications including your web browser.

Step 4
To install, run the updater application and follow onscreen instructions. You must remain connected to the Internet during the entire update process. You may be asked to identify which copy of Vectorworks you want to update to SP4.

Step 5
Launch the Vectorworks application you have updated and choose ‘Check for Updates’ again to ensure you are up to date. [Please note that running the updater downloaded in step 2 a second time does not accomplish this goal and is unnecessary.]

Update Vectorworks 2015 Service Pack 5


These downloads will update Vectorworks 2015 products (Designer, Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Machine Design, Fundamentals, and Renderworks) to version 2015 SP5. If you are currently using a version of Vectorworks prior to 2015, you must first install version 2015 and then update it to 2015 SP5 using this updater.

Vectorworks 2015 SP5 must be applied using this downloadable updater. You cannot install this update by installing with a prior version DVD and requesting that it check for updates.

Make sure your Macintosh executable is named “Vectorworks 2015” (if your Finder is configured to show application file extensions, your file name will display as “Vectorworks 2015.app”).

Make sure your Windows executable is named “Vectorworks2015” (if Windows is configured to show application file extensions, your file name will display as “Vectorworks2015.exe”).

For Windows users it is important that you decompress the zip file in the following manner: Right click the zip archive you download from this page, and select ‘Extract All.’ If using XP, click the ‘Next’ button twice to extract the files; or if using Vista click ‘Extract.’ Do not simply drag the files to your desktop while browsing the archive, or the update will fail.

This updater will ask for the current location of your Vectorworks installation and will update it in place. It modifies only files which were originally installed with the product and leaves other files untouched. If you have customized Vectorworks since installing, you should make a backup prior to installing the 2015 SP5 update.

To learn more about the fixes and improvements in the 2015 SP5 updater, please visit this page.

This is the New Zealand version of Vectorworks 2015 SP5 and has been made available on February 10th, 2016.

Download Instructions

Step 1
Determine if you have the correct version for updating. See the exceptions mentioned above.

If you do not have version 2015, or are not sure that your update will work, please contact us.

Step 2
Download the appropriate updater listed below. Depending on your platform, you may need to unzip files or mount a disk image. Save the downloaded application to your hard disk.

Step 3
Quit Vectorworks and all other running applications including your web browser.

Step 4
To install, run the updater application and follow onscreen instructions. You must remain connected to the Internet during the entire update process. You may be asked to identify which copy of Vectorworks you want to update to SP5.

Step 5
Launch the Vectorworks application you have updated and choose ‘Check for Updates’ again to ensure you are up to date. [Please note that running the updater downloaded in step 2 a second time does not accomplish this goal and is unnecessary.]

 

 

Update Vectorworks 2014 Service Pack 5


These downloads will update Vectorworks 2014 products (Designer, Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Machine Design, Fundamentals, and Renderworks) to version 2014 SP5. If you are currently using a version of Vectorworks prior to 2014, you must first install version 2014 and then update it to 2014 SP5 using this updater.

Vectorworks 2014 SP5 must be applied using this downloadable updater. You cannot install this update by installing with a prior version DVD and requesting that it check for updates.

Make sure your Macintosh executable is named “Vectorworks 2014” (if your Finder is configured to show application file extensions, your file name will display as “Vectorworks 2014.app”).

Make sure your Windows executable is named “Vectorworks2014” (if Windows is configured to show application file extensions, your file name will display as “Vectorworks2014.exe”).

For Windows users it is important that you decompress the zip file in the following manner: Right click the zip archive you download from this page, and select ‘Extract All.’ If using XP, click the ‘Next’ button twice to extract the files; or if using Vista click ‘Extract.’ Do not simply drag the files to your desktop while browsing the archive, or the update will fail.

NOTE: Windows users should also be aware that updating while using the preview explorer plug-in could cause the update to fail. Please see this Knowledge Base article for more information.

This updater will ask for the current location of your Vectorworks installation and will update it in place. It modifies only files which were originally installed with the product and leaves other files untouched. If you have customized Vectorworks since installing, you should make a backup prior to installing the 2014 SP5 update.

To learn more about the fixes and improvements in the 2014 SP5 updater, please visit this page.

 

Download Instructions

Step 1
Determine if you have the correct version for updating. See the exceptions mentioned above.

If you do not have version 2014, or unsure if your update will work, please contact us.

Step 2
Download the appropriate updater listed below. Depending on your platform, you may need to unzip files or mount a disk image.

Step 3
Quit Vectorworks and all other running applications including your web browser.

Step 4
To install, run the updater application and follow onscreen instructions. You must remain connected to the Internet during the entire update process. You may be asked to identify which copy of Vectorworks you want to update to SP5.

Step 5
Launch the Vectorworks application you have updated and choose ‘Check for Updates’ again to ensure you are up to date. [Please note that running the updater downloaded in step 2 a second time does not accomplish this goal and is unnecessary.]

Update Vectorworks 2013 Service Pack 5


These downloads will update Vectorworks 2013 products (Designer, Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Machine Design, Fundamentals, and Renderworks) to version 2013 SP5. If you are currently using a version of Vectorworks prior to 2013, you must first install version 2013 and then update it to 2013 SP5 using this updater.

Vectorworks 2013 SP5 must be applied using this downloadable updater. You cannot install this update by installing with a prior version DVD and requesting that it check for updates.

Make sure your Macintosh executable is named “Vectorworks 2013” (if your Finder is configured to show application file extensions, your file name will display as “Vectorworks 2013.app”).

Make sure your Windows executable is named “Vectorworks2013” (if Windows is configured to show application file extensions, your file name will display as “Vectorworks2013.exe”).

For Windows users it is important that you decompress the zip file in the following manner: Right click the zip archive you download from this page, and select ‘Extract All.’ If using XP, click the ‘Next’ button twice to extract the files; or if using Vista click ‘Extract.’ Do not simply drag the files to your desktop while browsing the archive, or the update will fail.

NOTE: Windows users should also be aware that updating while using the preview explorer plug-in could cause the update to fail. Please see this Knowledge Base article for more information.

This updater will ask for the current location of your Vectorworks installation and will update it in place. It modifies only files which were originally installed with the product and leaves other files untouched. If you have customized Vectorworks since installing, you should make a backup prior to installing the 2013 SP5 update.

To learn more about the fixes and improvements in the 2013 SP5 updater, please visit this page.

 

Download Instructions

Step 1
Determine if you have the correct version for updating. See the exceptions mentioned above.

If you do not have version 2013, or are not sure that your update will work, please contact us.

Step 2
Download the appropriate updater listed below. Depending on your platform, you may need to unzip files or mount a disk image.

Step 3
Quit Vectorworks and all other running applications including your web browser.

Step 4
To install, run the updater application and follow onscreen instructions. You must remain connected to the Internet during the entire update process. You may be asked to identify which copy of Vectorworks you want to update to SP5.

Step 5
Launch the Vectorworks application you have updated and choose ‘Check for Updates’ again to ensure you are up to date. [Please note that running the updater downloaded in step 2 a second time does not accomplish this goal and is unnecessary.]

Update Vectorworks 2012 Service Pack 5

The latest FREE update for Mac and PC users as at 1 October 2012.

These downloads will update Vectorworks 2012 products (Designer, Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Machine Design, Fundamentals, and Renderworks) to version 2012 SP5. If you are currently using a version of Vectorworks prior to 2012, you must first install version 2012 and then update it to 2012 SP5 using this updater.

Vectorworks 2012 SP5 must be applied using this downloadable updater. You cannot install this update by installing with a prior version DVD and requesting that it check for updates.

Make sure your Macintosh executable is named “Vectorworks 2012” (if your Finder is configured to show application file extensions, your file name will display as “Vectorworks 2012.app”).

Make sure your Windows executable is named “Vectorworks2012” (if Windows is configured to show application file extensions, your file name will display as “Vectorworks2012.exe”).

For Windows users it is important that you decompress the zip file in the following manner: Right click the zip archive you download from this page, and select ‘Extract All.’ If using XP, click the ‘Next’ button twice to extract the files; or if using Vista click ‘Extract.’ Do not simply drag the files to your desktop while browsing the archive, or the update will fail.

This updater will ask for the current location of your Vectorworks installation and will update it in place. It modifies only files which were originally installed with the product and leaves other files untouched. If you have customized Vectorworks since installing, you should make a backup prior to installing the 2012 SP5 update.

To learn more about the fixes and improvements in the 2012 SP5 updater, please visit this page.

Download Instructions

Step 1

Determine if you have the correct version for updating. See the exceptions mentioned above.

If you do not have version 2012, or are not sure that your update will work, please contact us.

Step 2

Download the appropriate updater listed below. Depending on your platform, you may need to unzip files or mount a disk image.

Step 3

Quit Vectorworks and all other running applications including your web browser.

Step 4

To install, run the updater application and follow onscreen instructions. You must remain connected to the Internet during the entire update process. You may be asked to identify which copy of Vectorworks you want to update to SP5.

Step 5

Launch the Vectorworks application you have updated and choose ‘Check for Updates’ again to ensure you are up to date. [Please note that running the updater downloaded in step 2 a second time does not accomplish this goal and is unnecessary.]

Important Note:

If you’re a vs 2011 user, to update to the latest service pack, always “check for updates” from within your application so that you’re directed to the correct site to download the latest update for the Australian/New Zealand version.

Update Vectorworks 2011 Service Pack 5

— includes support for Mac OS 10.7 ( Lion)

These downloads will update all New Zealand Vectorworks 2011 products (Designer, Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Fundamentals, and Renderworks) to version 2011 SP5. If you are currently using a version of Vectorworks prior to 2011, you must first install version 2011 and then update it to 2011 SP5 using this updater.

Vectorworks 2011 SP5 must be applied using this downloadable updater. You cannot install this update by installing with a prior version DVD and requesting that it check for updates.

Make sure your Macintosh executable is named “Vectorworks 2011” (if your Finder is configured to show application file extensions, your file name will display as “Vectorworks 2011.app”).

Make sure your Windows executable is named “Vectorworks2011” (if Windows is configured to show application file extensions, your file name will display as “Vectorworks2011.exe”).

For Windows users it is important that you decompress the zip file in the following manner: Right click the zip archive you download from this page, and select ‘Extract All.’ If using XP, click the ‘Next’ button twice to extract the files; or if using Vista click ‘Extract.’ Do not simply drag the files to your desktop while browsing the archive, or the update will fail.

This updater will ask for the current location of your Vectorworks installation and will update it in place. It modifies only files which were originally installed with the product and leaves other files untouched. If you have customized Vectorworks since installing, you should make a backup prior to installing the 2011 SP5 update.

To learn more about the fixes and improvements in the 2011 SP5 updater, please visit this page.

Download Instructions

Step 1

Determine if you have the correct version for updating. See the exceptions mentioned above.

If you do not have version 2011, or are not sure that your update will work, please contact us.

Step 2

Download the appropriate updater listed below. Depending on your platform, you may need to unzip files or mount a disk image.

Step 3

Quit Vectorworks and all other running applications including your web browser.

Step 4

To install, run the updater application and follow onscreen instructions. You must remain connected to the Internet during the entire update process. You may be asked to identify which copy of Vectorworks you want to update to SP5.

Step 5

Launch the Vectorworks application you have updated and choose ‘Check for Updates’ again to ensure you are up to date. [Please note that running the updater downloaded in step 2 a second time does not accomplish this goal and is unnecessary.]